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    Dynamic Instabilities in Slender Space Launch Vehicles under Propulsive Thrust and Aerodynamic Forces

    M. Trikha1, S. Gopalakrishnan2, D. Roy Mahapatra2,1, R. Pandiyan1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.45, No.2, pp. 97-140, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.045.097
    Abstract A mechanics based linear analysis of the problem of dynamic instabilities in slender space launch vehicles is undertaken. The flexible body dynamics of the moving vehicle is studied in an inertial frame of reference, including velocity induced curvature effects, which have not been considered so far in the published literature. Coupling among the rigid-body modes, the longitudinal vibrational modes and the transverse vibrational modes due to asymmetric lifting-body cross-section are considered. The model also incorporates the effects of aerodynamic forces and the propulsive thrust of the vehicle. The effects of the coupling between the combustion process (mass variation, developed thrust… More >

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    ARTICLE

    On the Solution of a Coefficient Inverse Problem for the Non-stationary Kinetic Equation

    Mustafa Yildiz1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.45, No.2, pp. 141-154, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.045.141
    Abstract The solvability conditions of an inverse problem for the non-stationary kinetic equation is formulated and a new numerical method is developed to obtain the approximate solution of the problem. A comparison between the approximate solution and the exact solution of the problem is presented. More >

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    ARTICLE

    An Integrated Finite Strip Solution for Box Girder Bridges and Slab-on-girder Bridges

    Moe M. S. Cheung1, Zhenyuan Shen2, Ben Y.B. Chan3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.45, No.2, pp. 155-178, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.045.155
    Abstract In view of the urgent need for an efficient and accurate structural analysis method in bridge design practice, this paper introduces a total integrated analytical solution for multi-span, continuous slab-on-girder and box girder bridges, by modeling the bridge deck and the piers together, using the finite strip method (FSM). FSM has been well accredited for its efficiency in the structural analysis of bridges, reducing the time required for data input and analysis without affecting the degree of accuracy. By using a continuously differentiable smooth series in the longitudinal direction, a complex 3D problem is reduced to a 2D problem using… More >

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    Optimization of a Sandwich Structure Using a Genetic Algorithm

    M.R. Khoshravan1, M. Hosseinzadeh1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.45, No.2, pp. 179-206, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.045.179
    Abstract A sandwich panel's optimum core height and composite face thickness, under defined loading, have been computed in order to reach the structure's lowest weight and highest stiffness. The Tsai-Hill criterion was used in order to control the support of transverse loading by the panel. Regarding the relationships in the sandwich materials, the studied material was modeled with the MATLAB package. The Genetic Algorithm (GA) that is based on statistics was used. Our goal was to obtain the best methods of the GA in order to present an optimization method for the sandwich structure. Hence, a sensibility analysis was performed. In… More >

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